White Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Soft chocolate chip cookies that are delicious, easy and filled with two kinds of chips – white and butterscotch chips. We get asked for the recipe all the time, which is why it’s a GO-TO!

These cookies are filled with white and butterscotch chips as well as a secret ingredient that makes them irresistible. If you’re looking to change up your classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, this one is perfect!

White chocolate butterscotch chip cookies stacked on plate

A Secret Ingredient

We’ve always loved making cookies, and over the years we’ve made so many varieties. Today’s recipe happens to be a twist of our classic chocolate chip cookies!

Everything is made the same way, but instead of adding vanilla, you add our secret ingredient – almond extract! Believe it or not, but it makes these cookies irresistible. We also add white and butterscotch chips, and any time we make them, people ask for the recipe. They’re just that good. 😉

Of course you can adjust them to your liking, but we are promising the chips and almond are the perfect combo.

Chocolate chip cookie dough mixed in mixer

Easy Peasy Cookies

These white chocolate butterscotch cookies take just about 10 minutes to put together.

Begin by combining the sugars, oil and butter. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. From there you will add the dry ingredients along with the almond.

Last but not least, add the chips and combine well.

NOTE: The key to making the cookies look pretty is to add a few chocolate chips on top of the scooped or rolled cookie dough. 😉

Bake for 7-9 minutes and voila – a delicious cookie that you’ll want to eat a dozen of.

White chocolate cookies on plate

Cookie Questions?

Can you make these AHEAD OF TIME? Yes! You can make the dough up to 24 hours in advance. Just cover and place in the fridge and let them come closer to room temp before rolling into balls and baking.

STORING is also very easy. Just place in airtight container or Ziploc bag and keep on the counter for 3-5 days (if they can last that long). Adding a piece of bread to the container can also keep them soft.

Can you FREEZE cookie dough? Of course! Roll the extra dough into balls and freeze them in an airtight container. When you want to use them simply pull out the desired amount, let thaw, and bake according to the recipe directions.

White chocolate butterscotch cookies

We hope you enjoy these white chocolate butterscotch chip cookies because they really are a family favorite recipe!

For more cookies, check out:

White Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies Recipe

5 from 24 votes
Soft White Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies. Sure to be a favorite!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 181 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



  • Cream together sugars, butter and oil in mixer.
  • Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients as well as vanilla and almond extract.
  • Mix in chips.
  • Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.


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  1. Oh my heck! Thanks for starting my morning off good with that Firebolt clip! LOL! That is my new favorite! My husband woke up because I was in here laughing so hard! We both watched it a couple times!! :)And Those cookies look delicious!!! I need to make them! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    1. Dear kristyn…..if i want to try changing the flavour to coffee or milo…what should i subtitue in the recipes. Can u pls help me by replying thru email. Tq in adv.

      1. I personally have not tried adding those, but I would maybe keep the recipe the same, then you can add the amount of flavor you want.

  2. Hi – those look SO yummy! I love white choc chips or butterscotch chips in cookies but have never used them together. thanks for the recipe!Visiting from Someday Crafts linky!Stephaniehttp://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

  3. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared this recipe.Thanks,I hope to see you there!

  4. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.Thanks,I hope to see you again!

  5. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe (I love how you stacked the cookies for the pic) and of course the Harry Potter video, haha! I still haven't seen the last movie, what is wrong with me!Anyway, you were among the top hits in my linky party last week and will be featured tomorrow! Yay! If you have time to post a featured button, it's found under my buttons tab :)Thanks Kristyn!

  6. 5 stars
    I just made these cookies and you are correct when you say “you can’t go wrong”. They are wonderful. I was just wondering if you typically use butter or do you use margarine. I used margarine, but may try butter next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s GREAT!

  7. 5 stars
    I made these last night and they were the best cookies I have ever made. I made sure to keep the butter nice and cold and I put the dough in the freezer while the oven heated up and I cleaned the kitchen. They were the softest, most perfect cookie I have made! I only made 12 last night, but I rolled the rest of the dough up in plastic wrap and froze it so I can make a few when I want. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Yay, Elaine!! SO glad you loved them. They are definitely my favorite cookies ever. I love to hear that others love them just as much! 😀

  8. I made these cookies and for some reason they came out cakey. I made it exactly how the recipe is written. Any reason why you think this may have happened?

  9. 5 stars
    These are fantastic! I’ve made them twice now. The first time they were very greasy and I had to wrap the baked cookies in paper towels to absorb the extra. The second time I cut the oil in half and they are perfect! Maybe it has to do with the altitude and dry air in Colorado.

  10. These look really good – white chocolate and butterscotch. One question – when you say 1/2 bag white chocolate and 1/2 bag butterscotch, how many ounces are in the bag you’re referring to? They come in a small and large size bag. I’m not sure of the ounces in each off hand so don’t want to confuse the issue by asking the question that way. I guess a better question would be – how many ounces of white & butterscotch are in the recipe? Thanks.
    Tavette – S. Florida

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve made your chocolate chip recipe and now this one. They are both delicious. I’m not sure I’m a fan of a whole tsp of almond extract though. I think maybe next time I will try 1/2 tsp or leave it out. I think the cookie would be just as delicious.
    Oh, I used coconut oil in place of the oil and also put the dough in the fridge for about 10 min before scooping it out onto the cookie sheets.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. 5 stars
    Just made these cookies and they are great, didn’t change a thing. I think the almond flavor gives it a little something different. Kept in the oven for 11/12 min. KIDS are going to love them.

  13. This has now been my go to base for any kind of cookie. I have used assorted chip flavors, crushed heath an butterfingers. I am going to do white chocolate chips and crushed peppermints for Christmas! Love this recipe

  14. 5 stars
    I made these for a Christmas cookie exchange for work and they are amazing. I used unsalted butter and 9-10 min. baking time worked perfect for me.

  15. 5 stars
    So so so good!!! You can even freeze the dough in balls and bake for 10-12 minutes! Used 100% white chocolate chips and added a 4oz bag of macadamia nuts! Delicious! 5 stars

    1. I’m so glad you think so!!! These are some of our favorite cookies! Adding nuts is a great option, for sure! Thank you!!

  16. 5 stars
    These are a Massive hit with my husband and son!! I doubled the recipe because it said it made 24 cookies. Well, I got to 52 cookies and decided to freeze the rest of the dough. I used a 1.25in cookie scoop as a reference to the size and amount of cookies!! Great recipe…thank you so much for posting

  17. These look yummy! Question though, do you put bOth Vanilla aNd almond extract in? Before the recipe it says vanilla instead of almond but in the recipe it says to put both in.

  18. 5 stars
    Just made these today aNd they were DELICIOUS! I was worried that they’d spread out too much when baked because the dough was very soft, but they baked up perfectly!

  19. 5 stars
    Made these cookies last week. They are SO good! They remind me of Otis Spunkmeyer white chocolate MACADAMIA nut cookie dough. I feel the addition of oil and almond extract to this cookie dough recipe, is truly the key to this PHENOMENAL recipe. This dough is so versatile. it would make an excellent chocolate chip cookie. I will be making these over and over again! Thank you!

  20. i was wondering can we take the 1/2 cup oil out and put extra 1/2 cup butter what would that do will it be ok what kind of difference will it make? Will it taste as good ?

  21. 5 stars
    This is definitely my favorite to go cookie recipe! I make them so often, everyone loves them! Sometimes I sub the butterscotch With milk chocolate.

  22. 5 stars
    I just made these and they turned out amazing. I took out 1/2 cup oF sugar and used canola oil and cooked for 10-12 minutes. My mother in law is a pastry chef and she said they are perfect!

  23. 5 stars
    All the cookies I’ve tried making this week were Blah!! These TURNEd out just how I like them ? thank you for the recipe!! Super mom!

    1. Yep, scoop onto cookie sheet, using a cookie scoop or spoon. You don’t necessarily have to roll them into balls.

  24. Love your recipes – all simple and absolutely delicious!

    Hope you could come visit the philippines once this pandemic is over and enjoy our native cuisine!

    Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  25. 5 stars
    This is for you, soft yet thick chewy cookie lovers. With the butter and oil combo, it doesn’t spread like other cookies, so you get the fat little rounds of amazing deliciousness in every bite. It’s easy to make, can be prepared ahead, and I’ve used this as is as well as a base for other cookie mix ins (I’m looking to you, peppermint chip.) All time favorite soft chipped cookie.

  26. 5 stars
    Winner winner! Brought these to a friend’s house and I’m pretty sure everyone went did a second cookie! And I made them pretty big — I think I got 16 large cookies from the batch (baked at 350F for 15 minutes). I also put in about 1/2-3/4 tsp of almond extract instead of the full teaspoon. I wanted a recipe for white chocolate & butterscotch and this was PERFECT. Thanks for sharing!

  27. 5 stars
    Just made these.. they are yummy!! But the dough seemed kinda dry.. maybe it’s the altitude of where I’m living? :/ I also had to cook them WAAAAY longer than 7-8 minutes are you sure it isn’t 17-18 mins? Because that’s how long I cooked mine. But they did turn out really good!